Collective sighs of relief often ensue whenever you mention you’re flying from Haneda Airport (also known as Tokyo International Airport) rather than Narita Airport. Considering it’s only 30 minutes from Tokyo Station, Haneda takes the prize in terms of accessibility from central Tokyo. Somewhat counterintuitively perhaps, Haneda, not Narita, is actually both Japan’s busiest and largest airport – all those domestic flights do add up after all.
Three different train stations link up to its international and domestic terminals, and there’s enough entertainment inside for you to actually want to get to the airport early. With more and more international flights departing from Haneda these days, there's never been a better time to explore the grounds.
Heading to that other airport instead? Check out our picks of the best things to do at Narita